Interview w/ Don Shatzer-Community Energy Solutions Iowa

by IowaIndependent in People & Blogs

Elk Run Energy doesn't yet have an Iowa office, but they preparing to apply for an air quality permit for a coal plant in Waterloo, Ia. <br/><br/>Last week from St. Louis, Mo., Elk Run Energy's Mark Millburn said he expects to begin application for an air quality permit with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in September.<br/><br/>Millburn said that the air quality permit from the Iowa DNR, "gives us the right to construct the plant under the Clean Air Act."<br/><br/>He also noted that the public can learn about the quality of air they will be breathing from the coal plant at an Iowa DNR public informational meeting possibly before 2008.<br/><br/>This timetable would put the coal plant right on track for completion by 2012.<br/><br/>Elk Run Energy's plan for a coal plant in Waterloo has many concerned about the future of eastern Iowa's air quality.<br/><br/>In this video Don Shatzer explains some of his concerns with the plant. He talks about his neighborhood, Merle Bell's farm, and a Sept 9 rally to save Bell's farm.<br/><br/>Shatzer is the vice-president of Community Energy Solutions, one of the groups fighting coal plant construction on Bell's farm.<br/><br/><a href="" target="_blank" title="" rel="nofollow"></a>

Tags: coal, plant, iowa, independent, air, quality, permit, DNR, elk, run, Community, Energy, Solutions, farm, Merle, Bell, century, clean, burn

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